Tuesday, August 20, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE: Summer BLUE CANOE Tour Continues

Musician-Composer-Artist PHOEBE LEGERE 
just visited New Brunswick to attend the 
Congres Mondial Acadien 2019, 
est un festival de culture acadienne et cadienne!

The tour continues on to Maine & Nova Scotia! Check back for more updates!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE DAZZLES AT WORLD ACCORDION FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK CITY!

On July 24, Phoebe Legere played to a super-packed crowd at New York City's famed 
Bryant Park! 

Phoebe was a headliner at the 
World Accordion Festival and treated the crowd to two sets of music from her current 
BLUE CANOE tour featuring Acadian classics and iconic French chanson.

Below is Phoebe's account posted on her facebook page. 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE! HOT JULY HAPPENINGS!

International legend and superstar 
PHOEBE LEGERE is heating up July with her 
hot happenings.

Today, Bastille Day, Phoebe is recording in Montreal....

on July 19 Phoebe will be featured at the Ladybug Festival in Wilmington, Delaware at the Christina Cultural Arts Center...

and then Phoebe will be wow-ing crowds at the World Accordion Festival in New York City, Bryant Park on July 24th! 

IN PHOEBE'S OWN WORDS:

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Ladybug Festival Stars Phoebe Legere







The Ladybug Festival is an annual event celebrating women in music.  The event was created in 2012 by Gable Music Ventures. The festival takes place on July 19. 

PHOEBE LEGERE will be headlining at the Christina Cultural Arts Center, 705 N. Market, Wilmington, DE.

For more information on the festival, please visit:
https://www.theladybugfestival.com/

For additional information on PHOEBE LEGERE and to view Phoebe's summer touring schedule, please visit:
http://www.phoebelegere.com/

Saturday, June 1, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE LIGHTING UP THE AIRWAVES!

PHOEBE LEGERE IS LIGHTING UP THE AIRWAVES ON HER BLUE CANOE TOUR!
To learn more about Phoebe's schedule, visit
http://www.phoebelegere.com/
DATES ARE BEING ADDED EVERY WEEK, SO CHECK BACK OFTEN!

~Phoebe Legere is a rollicking blues piano player,

~an award-winning Cajun accordion player,

~a folk-blues guitar stylist,

~a powerhouse vocalist,

~an award-winning songwriter

~a playwright

~a painter whose works are in major museums and collections

~Phoebe Legere has been called "The World's Greatest Entertainer." 

~Phoebe Legere is a standard bearer of the Acadian/Abenaki Renaissance.

 ~Legere has appeared on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC, NBC and PBS.

 ~"Her talent will take your breath away." - NPR 

Monday, May 27, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE ON NPR's The Point WCAI For FNAA

Phoebe Legere was interviewed on NPR's "The Point" on WCAI to discuss her work bringing arts education programs to children. The Foundation for New American Art is doing amazing things! Learn more and make a donation at:
http://foundationfornewamericanart.org/donate



Listen to the Phoebe's NPR interview at:
https://www.capeandislands.org/post/importance-arts-education#stream/0

Sunday, May 19, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE's "BLUE CANOE TOUR" for FNAA Supports Allegretta Outreach

COME TO THE CAPE & CELEBRATE WITH
PHOEBE LEGERE!

You're Invited To A
Wonderful Benefit for After school Music Programs to benefit the children of Orleans, MA.

The benefit concert to support Phoebe Legere's Foundation for New American Art, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit will be held at Brick Hill House, June 8th, in Orleans, MA.

Funds are being raised to benefit Allegretto Outreach of Orleans.
FOR DETAILS CONTACT:
Brick Hill House 
508-255-3864
Chezdi@yahoo.com
Suggested donation is $20
Call for reservations and directions and info.
Read all about it in a recent CAPE COD TODAY Feature:












To see the feature online click here! https://capecodtoday.com/article/2019/05/16/246454-Concert-Benefits-Free-After-School-Music-Programs-Children

Monday, May 13, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE's BLUE CANOE TOURS HEADS TO SUNAPEE, NH

Phoebe Legere Performs in Sunapee, NH, May 31
(Singer-songwriter/educator w/Abenaki & Acadian roots )
 THE TRIBAL ROOTS of AMERICAN MUSIC
A Benefit for the Foundation for New American Art,
A nonprofit that brings Art and Music to the children of Low-Income communities.

Phoebe Legere will be performing at Sunapee Coffeehouse on Friday, May 31, at 7 pm.
Sunapee Coffeehouse is at 9 Lower Main Street, in Sunapee, NH  03782.
Ticket price: Donation to Phoebe’s Foundation for New American Art
For more information, please visit SunapeeCoffeeHouse.org or call Vic at 603-446-3426 x 11.

The Facebook event page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/348226519096271/

Phoebe Legere is a legend. She is known for her virtuoso musicianship and her spellbinding songs.  Phoebe performs her original hits “Marilyn Monroe” and “Amazing Love” along with classic  Cajun, Gospel, Blues, Jazz,  Abenaki and Americana favorites. 

Phoebe Legere’s Deep Connection to New Hampshire.

“I learned to ski on Mt. Sunapee. I know that mountain like the back of my hand. Some of my happiest memories are of Mt. Sunapee and the beautiful views from the top of the mountain. I started skiing around the same time I started playing music – at age 3.”

“The Great Spirit speaks to us in the trees, in the rivers, in the mountains, in the stars, in the amazing animals, and in the people of New England. We’ve been here a long time. One day, I too will lie in the good earth of New England. This is our sacred ancestral homeland,” says Legere.

“In my show I tell the story of how the seeds of Rock, Blues and Jazz can be found in the Abenaki and Mi'kmaq medicine songs of New England and Canada. These ancient, healing melodies permeated the music of the early Acadian settlers. When the Acadians were forced to migrate to Louisiana Native American songs became the bedrock of America’s greatest cultural treasure – American Rock, Blues and Jazz. Music itself is an immigrant. It can pass through walls and borders.”

Phoebe's latest album, HEART OF LOVE, reached #18 on the ROOTS Charts.

The singer/songwriter is touring in her Visionary Van to raise money for her nonprofit Foundation for New American Art (FNAA) that brings Art & Music to underserved children. Phoebe Legere is the founder and executive director of the FNAA. The FNAA activities for the children restore this curriculum in low-income communities whose schools have cut or eliminated Arts Education programs. As Director and Conductor of the Lower East Side Children’s Chorus Phoebe Legere is keeping indigenous American folk traditions alive.
































Legere has performed thousands of shows from Country Fairs to NPR, from Folk Festivals to the Pow Wow circuit, from Songwriter Circles to a CBS Sunday Morning feature when she won First Runner-Up in Americas Hottest Accordionist Contest in Branson, MO.  

The New York Times raved about Phoebe’s piano chops, but  it was her work on the accordion that rocketed Legere to national fame and brought the accordion back in the national consciousness as a joyous, rockin’ instrument of delight!

Legere has played with Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Steve Martin and John Hartford and Phoebe collaborated with Hunter Thompson on a number of outlaw art performances. She studied music composition at Juilliard and the Philosophy of Art at Vassar..   

This is a rare opportunity to experience Phoebe’s intellectual, comedic and musical range in an intimate environment.

All proceeds from the show go to Phoebe’s nonprofit Foundation for New American Art, a 501 c3 organization that brings Art and Music to the children of low-income communities.  

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http://www.PhoebeLegere.com
photos:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/8320698@N05/albums/72157692898928774
http://twitter.com/Legere




Wednesday, May 8, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE ARTWORK IN WHITNEY BIENNIAL

PHOEBE LEGERE ARTWORK FEATURED IN THE WHITNEY HOUSTON BIENNIAL
MAY, 2019

When the Whitney Museum of American Art unveils its 2019 Whitney Biennial in May, artist Christine “C” Finley will once again stage a rival event focusing exclusively on women-identifying artists: the Whitney Houston Biennial, now in its third edition, opens the same day as the museum’s highly anticipated survey of the best in contemporary art in the US.


In New York, the show will take place at the East Village art space La MaMa Galleria, 47 Great Jones Street, May 19–29. In LA, the show goes up at a location TBA, June 2–12.